AQA AS Tort: Breach of duty key cases

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Degree of risk: in this case a passer-by in the street was hit by a cricket ball over a 17foot high fence. This had only happened 6 times in the past 30years - the low risk concluded no breach of duty
Bolton v Stone (1951)
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Degree of risk: A hole was dug by the Electricity board on a road commonly used by blind people. They had only placed up signs but no barriers. There was a risk of a blind person falling into the hole, but no action was taken-breach
Haley v London Electricity Board (1965)
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The standard of care: a man blind in one eye was given work which invloved a small risk to eyes, he wasnt given any goggles and was completely blinded when a piece of metal fell into his other eye. He should have been given a higher standard of care.
Paris v Stepney Borough Council (1951)
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practicle to take precautions?: a factory was flooded and sawdust was spread on the floors to minimise risk of slippage. Yet a workman slipped and was injured. There was no breach of duty because reasonable precautions were taken
Latimer v AEC Ltd (1953)
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Standards for experts: in this case the judge said "A man need not possess the highest expert skill; it is ... sufficient if he exercises the ordinary skill of an ordinary competent man exercising the particular act"
Bolam v Friern Hospital Management (1957)
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Haley v London Electricity Board (1965)

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Degree of risk: A hole was dug by the Electricity board on a road commonly used by blind people. They had only placed up signs but no barriers. There was a risk of a blind person falling into the hole, but no action was taken-breach

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Paris v Stepney Borough Council (1951)

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Latimer v AEC Ltd (1953)

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Bolam v Friern Hospital Management (1957)

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